Who Will Lead the NFL in Tackles in 2017?

Who Will Lead the NFL in Tackles in 2017?

At some point they’ll have to run out of possible NFL prop bets over at LadBrokes, but until they do we’ll keep posting them. Their latest prop is on the 2017 tackles leader. Let’s take a look.

Player8/2 LadBrokes
Bobby Wagner+800
Kwon Alexander+900
Luke Kuechly+900
Alec Ogletree+1100
Christian Kirksey+1200
Lavonte David+1200
Navorro Bowman+1400
Preston Brown+1600
Benardrick McKinney+1800
Deion Jones+2000
Landon Collins+2000
Paul Posluszny+2000
Reuben Foster+2000
Ryan Shazier+2000
Sean Lee+2000
Tahir Whitehead+2000
Telvin Smith+2000
Zach Brown+2000
Vontaze Burfict+2500
CJ Mosley+3300
Eric Kendricks+3300
KJ Wright+3300
Lawrence Timmons+3300
Mark Barron+3300
Reshad Jones+3300
Craig Roberston+4000
Derrick Johnson+4000
Jonathan Cyprien+4000
Karlos Dansby+4000
Jamie Collins+5000
Nigel Bradham+5000
Reggie Ragland+5000
Anthony Barr+6600
Barry Church+6600
Deone Buchannon+6600
Jatavis Brown+6600
Jerrell Freeman+6600
Keanu Neal+6600
Kiko Alonso+6600
Denzel Perryman+8000
Jelani Jenkins+8000
Jordan Hicks+8000
Thomas Davis+8000
Brian Cushing+10000
Danny Trevathan+10000
Demario Davis+10000

The top three players on the list come as little surprise. Bobby Wagner led the league in tackles last season, finishing with 167 tackles, 22 more than any other player. Kwon Alexander finished 4th in the NFL last season with 145 tackles, but led the league with 108 solo tackles. Given that it was only his second career season, there’s plenty of reason to believe he could compete for the the league lead this season.

And of course there’s Luke Kuechly, who has been a tackling machine since he entered the league in 2012. Kuechly missed the last six games of 2016 to injury, but his 102 tackles through the first ten games put him on pace for 163 given a full, healthy season. In a category that generally doesn’t have much year-to-year consistency, Kuechly offers some, recording 150+ tackles in each of his full seasons.

If you’re looking for more of a dark horse, keep an eye on Jatavis Brown at +6600. The Chargers’ second year linebacker is coming off a rookie year in which he only played in 12 games, and started in only seven, but still recorded 79 tackles. The Chargers are changing to a 4-3 system this season, which may move Brown to an outside position. But given his athletic ability (4.47 40-time), he should be able to track down ball carriers with ease, and that tackle total should rise considerably.

With 46 players offered, this prop offers plenty of options for bettors. What names do you like? Leave your thoughts and predictions in the comment section, and follow us on Twitter @SportsInsights for more futures, props, line moves, and other content.

Danny Donahue

If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am gonna be a very rich dude. @dannyjdonahue on Twitter

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